Board of Directors
McMaster Innovation Park’s Board of Directors is comprised of experts in their field that bring unsurpassed knowledge and expertise, not only from McMaster University but also from the private sector. Their personal and professional accomplishments set them apart as leaders in their field and we are pleased to have them on our team. Our innovative team brings together diversified experience that strategically aligns us toward success. Governance Policy: Mandate for an Individual Director.
For a brief introduction to our Board of Directors, click on the links below:
- Mr. Gary Graham, Chair
- Dr. Stephen Collins
- Mr. Roger Couldrey
- Dr. Patrick Deane
- Dr. Mo Elbestawi
- Hadi Mahabadi
- Dr. John Rudolph
- Mr. Brian Underdown
Board of Directors Scheduled Meeting Dates:
February 14, 2011, (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
May, 2011 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
August 18, 2011 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
October 6, 2011 (Annual Strategic Planning Meeting 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
November 14, 2011 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
The governance of McMaster Innovation Park is modeled by current best practice for public entities. The role of the board in providing strategic guidance and maintaining accountability on behalf of the "shareholders" has been clearly defined. The role of management in supporting the board in the development of the vision, mission, values and strategic goals for the organization is well understood. Management's role in executing on the agreed upon strategic and financial goals as well as the annual business plan for the Park has also been defined.
McMaster Innovation Park has been established using a trust structure which can be graphically represented as follows:
The essence of the structure is to give McMaster Innovation Park a fair degree of independence to function as the custodian and developer of the assets while allowing the university as the "owner" of the assets to have an appropriate level of oversight and governance.